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International Journal on E-Learning

2004 Volume 3, Number 2

Editors

Gary H. Marks

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 9

  1. Seven Years of Distance Education in Russia: First Outcomes

    Tatiana Yakushkina, University of Washington, United States

    In the year 2002, the federal experiment on creating and developing the system of distance education in Russia came to its end. This fact provokes the author to analyze the first outcomes of the... More

    pp. 5-9

  2. A Study of Users’ Perceptions Toward E-Learning Courseware Usability

    Alex Koohang, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States

    The purpose of this study was to investigate users' perceptions toward e-learning courseware usability, giving attention to the variables of age, gender, prior experience with the Internet, and the... More

    pp. 10-17

  3. A Case Study of Web-based Instruction (WBI): The Effectiveness of Using Frontpage Feedback System (FFS) as Metacognition Strategy for Freshmen Biology Teaching

    Tzu-Hua Wang, Jen-Teh Junior College of Medicine, Nursing and Management, Taiwan; Wei-Lung Wang, Kuo-Hua Wang & Hsih-Chieh Huang, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan

    This research aims to develop a Metacognition strategy for Web-Based Instruction (WBI) to stimulate reflective questions in biology learning to run Frontpage Feedback System (FFS) embedded in web... More

    pp. 18-27

  4. Assessing Students in Online Courses

    David W. Brooks, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States; Kent J. Crippen, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, United States; Alberta C. Sautter, Southeast Community College,, United States

    Much has been written about modified traditional techniques for an online environment. However, little research has been reported concerning the development of unique assessment strategies for... More

    pp. 28-31

  5. Is There a Learning Orientation in Learning Objects?

    David Jonassen, University of Missouri, United States; Daniel Churchill, National Institute of Education-Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    Based on contemporary theories of learning, this article takes a critical view of the concept of learning objects. Learning objects decompose content into granular pieces of information that can be... More

    pp. 32-41

  6. Delivering Relevant Training Objects to Personal Desktop with Modern WBT-Systems

    Denis Helic, IICM, TU Graz, Austria

    "** Invited as a paper from ED-MEDIA 2002 **" To participate in a particular Web-based training session students work with a number of tools reflecting a particular training strategy. By doing... More

    pp. 42-50

  7. Open Learning Objects as an Intelligent Way of Organizing Educational Material

    Hongchi Shi & Othoniel Rodriguez, University of Missouri-Columbia, United States; Su-Shing Chen, University of Florida, United States; Yi Shang, University of Missouri-Columbia, United States

    Learning Objects (LOs) facilitate learning of concepts and topics using self-contained modules that can be easily re-used in different learning contexts. Several organizations, most notably the... More

    pp. 51-63

  8. Quality Assurance for Online Teaching in Higher Education: Considering and Identifying Best Practice for E-Learning

    Shawn Quilter, Eastern Michigan University, United States; Roberta K. Weber, Florida Atlantic University, United States

    Skeptics may be quick to question the quality of teaching and learning in the online environment. Thus, to answer questions about quality of instruction, it is essential to find ways to identify... More

    pp. 64-73

  9. Piloting E-Assessment in Scottish Schools – Building on Past Experience

    Helen S. Ashton, Cliff E. Beevers & Joanna Bull, Heriot-Watt University-Edinburgh

    Assessment and learning are two sides of the same coin (Ramsden, 1992, Biggs, 1999) and their relationship has also been likened to the participants in a three-legged race (Harding & Craven, 2001).... More

    pp. 74-84